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Spotted this on Maplin website...

3 Pay As You Go Mobile Broadband

Product Features

· Broadband without a fixed line
· Get online at home or on the move
· Plug the dongle into your USB port in your PC or laptop, and you''ll be online in a matter of minutes
· USB self-installing dongle (for PC)
· Compatible with PCs and Macs
· 91% population coverage (and more every month)
· True download speeds of up to 2.8Mbps in HSPDA areas (3G+)
· Typical download speeds of 1Mbps to 1.5Mbps
· No contract required, simply top up when you need mobile broadband
· Top up online - access to the 3 website is zero rated

Getting online with Pay As You Go Mobile Broadband is easy. Just buy a Top-up, convert it to the Add-on of your choice, and you can surf the net almost anywhere.


It costs £49.99 (one off) and then top it up, which you can convert it to the Add-on of your choice, and you can surf the net almost anywhere.

More details can be found at http://www.maplin.co...ModuleNo=225907

Obviously, you need to be in an area where there is 3G access available.

Anyone got one? Is it any good?

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Or just get it direct from Three with a choice of modem http://three.co.uk/p..._plans_payg.omp

I have the Pay monthly version (£7.50 for 5Gb) and it';s OK, just no fallback to GPRS when you lose 3G coverage and not as fast as T-Mob.

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I have the Pay monthly version (£7.50 for 5Gb) and it';s OK, just no fallback to GPRS when you lose 3G coverage and not as fast as T-Mob.


I thought use on GPRS had been introduced recently? I got a couple of these and in central London and Edinburgh both picked up as HSDPA, and in fact using the USB cable/antennae actually did seem to improve reception. Biggest problem with speed seems to be DNS resolution, rather than pure download speed.

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Not for the USB data sticks - purely 3G only.
The speed isn't bad, perfectly acceptable, just not as quick as T.

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I think the payg modems can use gprs but don't quote me as i'm not sure!

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I think the payg modems can use gprs but don't quote me as i'm not sure!

Looks like it ->
http://www.mobiholic...ing-in-2g-area/

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Looks like it ->
http://www.mobiholic...ing-in-2g-area/


That topic is about a payg sim working on 2g (Which it does as I have one)

Not sure if the sim supplied with the payg modems work on GPRS (With Orange)

But hey, you can always get another sim from three and just use that....

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